Abandoned vehicles and goods
  • Last updated:
  • 12 Nov 2021

Council will investigate reports of abandoned vehicles and goods by making reasonable enquiries. Council may check:

  • the vehicle and goods condition
  • location of vehicles and goods
  • potential ownership
  • any registration.

Goods may include camping gear, tent, furniture or a vessel. 

Council will try to find the vehicle or goods owner and have them remove it from council land. If we can't locate the owner, a notice will be placed on the vehicle or goods advising that it will be removed by a certain date. We may tow a vehicle immediately if it is a danger to public safety.

If an abandoned vehicle or good is not removed by the date on the notice, council will impound the vehicle or good.

If the vehicle or goods are not claimed within one month of being impounded, we will advertise it for 14 days. It will then be disposed of by public auction. Council may dispose of vehicles or goods of no value (e.g. damaged, missing parts or not roadworthy) without going to auction.

Unregistered vehicles not stored on private property are considered abandoned.

Reporting an abandoned vehicle

If you spot an abandoned vehicle, you can email Customer Service. Please include:

  • vehicle description including colour, make, model and registration number (where possible)
  • specific location to help locate the vehicle.

Note: abandoned vehicles on main or State controlled roads are managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Refer to the list of State controlled roads in the Sunshine Coast region[227KB].

Impounded vehicles or goods

Owners who would like to collect impounded vehicles or goods must:

  • do so within one month of impounding
  • complete the application form[238KB] (as required under state government laws)
  • send proof of ownership and photo identification (drivers licence, 18+ card or passport) which has been verified by a Justice of the Peace via email. Or you can bring proof of ownership and photo identification to a council customer service centre.

On receipt of proof of ownership and photo identification council will contact you to pay the release fees and any other applicable charges. You will also need to provide release paperwork so that you can collect your vehicle or goods.

Date impounded Make  Model Colour Registration  Location when impounded Reference number 
24/08/2021 Ford F100 Green 861DYZ Clarence Place,  SIPPY DOWNS IV2100638
02/09/2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Grey AW82GQ Renison Drive, KULUIN IV2100716
06/09/2021 Volkswagen Golf Grey 533WDI Commerce Avenue, WARANA IV2100685
10/09/2021 Catamaran   White and orange   50m East of Sycamore Drive, CURRIMUNDI IV2100358
28/09/2021 Hyundai Getz Black 717YPO Havana Road West, PEREGIAN SPRINGS IV2100736
29/09/2021 Ford Focus     Harvey Lane, MERIDAN PLAINS IV2100759
06/10/2021 Unknown Scooter Blue   10 White Oak Street, SIPPY DOWNS IV2100771
12/10/2021 Holden Barina Silver   Reservoir Rd, LANDSBOROUGH IV2100784
14/10/2021 Hyundai Accent Silver   Doonan Bridge Road East, DOONAN IV2100781
14/10/2021 Subaru Impreza Hatchback     Allambie Street, MAROOCHYDORE IV2100805
21/10/2021 Holden       Grahame Stewart Park, Currimundi Road, CURRIMUNDI IV2100869
21/10/2021 Unknown Make       13 Beerwah Parade, BEERWAH IV2100748
02/11/2021 Toyota Hilux White 348WPK Central Park 81-239 Arthur St CALOUNDRA IV2100836
Trailer White   Outrigger Park, Nicklin Way MINYAMA IV2100848
09/11/2021      Orange/White   Toilet Block and Chambers Island Bradman Ave MAROOCHYDORE IV2100849
10/11/2021 Toyota Corolla Orange 279AF3 Koolamba 14 Richards St MAROOCHYDORE  IV2100876
 11/11/2021 Mitsubishi  Gallant Black 533YQT 160 Tepequar Dr MAROOCHYDORE  QLD  4558  IV2100872
 15/11/2021 Daihatsu Charade White   Unicentral 7-15 Varsityview Ct SIPPY DOWNS  QLD  4556
 22/11/2021 Mazda   Silver   59 Keith Royal Dr MARCOOLA QLD 4564  IV2100901 

Date impounded Item description Address impounded Reference number
 24/08/2021 1 x Generator Green/Yellow CHV Belli Park GOOD IMP21/0034
 24/08/2021 1 x Generator AEG 3800W Belli Park GOOD IMP21/0035
01/10/2021 A frame Cnr Rooke St and Elisabeth St Dicky Beach GOOD IMP21/0045
12/10/2021  Camping items, cookware, clothing, fishing rods and reels Fisherman's Rd Maroochydore GOOD IMP21/0049
03/11/2021 Marquees, clothing & suitcase  Quota Park Nambour GOOD IMP21/0059
15/11/2021 Corflute sign - Driveu.vip. Muay Thai. Cash for bottles. Artists Markets and fairs. Comedy festival. Ex ice addict. Compost worms. Good place. My deck. Gold class blinds. Coast to coast bores. Beachtree distillery   Nicklin Way Currimundi to Buddina
17/11/2021 Corflute Signs - Nurcha. Nightquarter. Artists market. Swing patrol. Mega fair. Concertos warehouse. Lime window. Millwell Rd community centre  Kawana Way Birtinya VARIOUS 
02/12/2021  Corflute signage - Brazilian Style Cafe, Jetski Hire, Good Slice Pizza, Drive U, Lift Strength and Conditioning, The Lane, Gold Class Blinds, Beach Rd Coffee Co, Wax Espresso   Aerodrome Rd  GOOD IMP21/00042

Sunshine Coast Council abandoned vehicle auctions have moved to an online auction platform. Slattery Auctions will run regular auctions for all abandoned vehicles and unclaimed impounded items.

These auctions will occur on a regular basis and are open to everyone. Online bidding will be available for all items.

Terms and conditions

  • Auctions are held online at Slattery Auctions website.
  • Images are available on Slattery's Sunshine Coast Council auction page prior to auction.
  • Full payment is required on the day of the auction (EFTPOS accepted).
  • Items are sold 'as is' and must be collected on the Wednesday following the auction between 9am–4pm from Nambour. Additional storage costs will be charged on items not collected on this day.
  • Council reserves the right to withdraw any vehicle advertised before the auction.